Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 24

Resident will be asked what they want on the former Budgens store site, if the Council bids to buy it | Have archaeologists uncovered Saxon Shaftesbury? | Shaftesbury gives generously to the Poppy Appeal | Fifty Shaftesbury residents received awards for their beautiful flowers and gardens | A Shaftesbury business is named ‘best company in Dorset’ | A teenage tenor plans a return-visit concert following his Shaftesbury Fringe success

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

You’ll be asked what you want included in the development, if Shaftesbury Town Council bids to buy the empty Budgens superstore on Bell Street. (00:24)

The archaeological survey team from Shaftesbury Abbey’s SAVED project is excited after their radar survey found signs of a settlement under Castle Green. This could be the ‘first glimpse of the Saxon town of Shaftesbury’. (07:34)

Shaftesbury residents give considerably more than most towns to the Poppy Appeal. Royal British Legion Chairman Robin Miller shares his thanks. (14:30)

Over fifty locals are saluted for enhancing Shaftesbury with flowers. We’re given some good gardening tips from the woman with the best garden in Great Ground, at the Shaftesbury In Bloom awards. (15:16)

There’s award success for Shaftesbury’s BV Dairy. We visit the Wincombe Lane headquarters of the multimillion-pound business and hear why judges declared this ‘the best company in Dorset’. BV Dairy puts its people first. (23:14)

Alfred chats with Thomas Cameron. The teenage tenor is returning to sing in Shaftesbury following his summertime Shaftesbury Fringe success. (30:15)